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(jih sshyoo' ruhn) Proper name meaning, “upright” or “straight.” Poetic name for Israel (Deuteronomy 32:15 ; Deuteronomy 33:5 ,Deuteronomy 33:5,33:26 ; Isaiah 44:2 ; compare Ecclesiastes 37:25 ). It may represent a play on Jacob, the original Israel, known for deception. Jeshurun would show Israel had quit deceiving and become upright or straight in actions.

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These dictionary topics are from the Holman Bible Dictionary, published by Broadman & Holman, 1991. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman & Holman.

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Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Jeshurun'. Holman Bible Dictionary. 1991.

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